February 8, 2021
The latest survey from the Running Industry Association (RIA) found that in spite of store closures in March and April, the run specialty channel proved resilient and rebounded nicely in the back half of 2020. SGB Media
February 8, 2021
To determine which areas prioritize residents’ well-being, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the most populated U.S. cities across 44 key indicators of good health. Our data set ranges from the cost of a medical visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to COVID-19 cases. WalletHub
February 4, 2021
Research suggets there's more to the relationship between music and physical exertion than a simple "distraction" Inside Hook
January 31, 2021
With the help of the nonprofit BikeMaps.org, Outside analyzed the data we collected on bicyclists killed by drivers in 2020 and found some surprising takeaways
January 27, 2021
RunSignup | GiveSignup’s Annual RaceTrends Report Shows 48.1% Participation Decline, Gradual Recovery
Moorestown, NJ – RunSignup | GiveSignup released their Annual RaceTrends Report evaluating the state of the endurance industry. The impact of COVID-19 was reflected in every data point for 2020 as the evolution of events from in-person to virtual and back again caused eye-catching participation declines, shifts in marketing strategies, and an increased...
January 25, 2021
Leading an active lifestyle is not enough to counter the negative effects of being overweight on heart health, according to new research challenging the idea that fitness is more important than weight in leading a healthy lifestyle, and prompting calls for policymakers to rethink health initiatives that prioritize physical activity...
January 25, 2021
California Coalition of Endurance Sports Reports Projected Loss of Over $1 Billion in Economic Activity and $77MM in Charitable Contributions Due to COVID-19 Mandates
JANUARY 25, 2021—LOS ANGELES—Today the California Coalition of Endurance Sports announced the results of a recent member survey of industry leaders across the state on the economic impact of COVID-19 restrictions on for-profit and non-profit runs, walks, triathlons and bike rides. The survey results underscore the economic importance and financial...
January 20, 2021
(January 20, 2021) – There was no question of the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the running industry. But the good news is that most runners are looking forward to racing in person again this year. That’s just one top takeaway from the 2020 Global Runner Survey. Results...
January 14, 2021
Here is the physiology behind why the cold weather can make one slow down - and how to counteract it. Canadian Running
January 14, 2021
What trends will define the 2020s? A new book from EuropeActive, “HORIZON 2030 – The future of the health and fitness sector,” sets out to address that very question, combining expert insights with the latest industry data to chart the course ahead - predicting continued expansion for clubs over the...
January 12, 2021
The Boston Qualifier Questionnaire offers some insight into what runners who’ve qualified for Boston do that separates them from the rest. Canadian Running
January 5, 2021
New Survey: More than 2/3 of Respondents Say Their Health and Fitness has been Negatively Impacted During 2020
Chanhassen, Minn. – According to a new survey, a majority of people have reported gaining weight, losing muscle and struggling with their mental health during the past year.Life Time, the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand which owns and operates more than 150 health club destinations and produces more than 30...
January 4, 2021
The Best of the Best: Endurance Sportswire Announces Its Most Popular Press Releases and Industry News Items of 2020
San Diego, Calif. – As we embark upon 2021, Endurance Sportswire has put together a list of its most viewed press releases and industry news items over the past year. Congratulations go to iFit. Thanks to SEO and a great news topic, the company's press release was opened 4,021 times....
December 27, 2020
Top trail runners mix running and walking on steep terrain, but even scientists aren’t sure how to choose which is better. Outside
December 16, 2020
Strava reviewed data from more than 73 million users in 2020 for their year-end-report and found that despite working from home, social distancing and shelter-in-place restrictions, the virtual community became stronger than ever. ESPN
December 14, 2020
You've probably heard people say some athletes have "the right genes" for running, but it turns out that's not very accurate. Canadian Running
December 3, 2020
A study of treadmill-using dogs, ferrets and humans reveals that dogs might feel better after they run. Canadian Running
December 2, 2020
Walking for at least 11 minutes a day could lessen the undesirable health consequences of sitting for hours and hours, according to a new study of the ways in which both inactivity and exercise influence how long we live. Findings reveal that those who were the most sedentary faced a...
November 24, 2020
RunSignup | GiveSignup, the leading technology provider for US races, released the results of a survey of the endurance industry indicating that both virtual and in-person race elements are expected to important in 2021. The simple survey created a snapshot of revenue and event expectations for the industry in 2020...
November 19, 2020
Of the close to 700,000 people involved in 787 races since July, there has only been one reported case of coronavirus. One reported case doesn’t mean there weren’t other cases that went unreported or that were asymptomatic, but the results are still impressive. Canadian Running